This week’s notable PR items and stories lean into the trust relationship. Some connections strengthen with time and public approval. Others can break in an instant if straightforward facts and figures are not provided.
The beating death of Tyre Nichols exposes many things, including the Memphis Police’s PR work, especially its press release and police report. PR pro John Guilfoil, who works with police departments, grades the Memphis PD’s communication so far.
Preparation for negative media coverage always is important. For tentpole events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics, it’s table stakes. Here are tips for preparing companies.
We are in uncertain times as recession loom, as does Covid, yet demand for thoughtful communication is rising. Our author is optimistic. Now’s the time for providing expertise on DEI and expanding capabilities of your business and employees, she argues.
Professor Anthony D’Angelo responds to a PRNEWS article and defends how Southwest Airlines handled its winter debacle. He argues strategic PR is about what you do, not what you say. As such, PR should lead Southwest’s recovery.
In this edition of Week in Review, the Hindenburg-Adani case shows an activist investors’ allegations demand factual responses.
In spite of business taking it on the chin for bungling PR crises, among other things, it tops Edelman’s 2023 Trust Barometer. Tonya Ries, who oversees the Edelman Trust Barometer, was our special guest on PRNEWS Live.
The media and book lovers were wild about Harry this week, but his family stayed mum. Meanwhile, McDonald’s took a hit for an old PR crisis.
Once a terrific airline with a loyal customer base, Southwest took a major hit last month. Recovering its reputation will be a challenge.
Influencers can help and hurt. Since the PR pro’s job includes protecting brand reputation, they should know how morals clauses work.